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Re: [O] Emacs+org on Windows 7 pro

From: Bill Burdick
Subject: Re: [O] Emacs+org on Windows 7 pro
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:38:05 +0000

I switched from Cygwin to Msys2 a year or two ago and it's been very good.  The pacman-based package management is very good.  The only thing to watch out for is that there are actually 2 gcc suites and if you want to build automake projects (like many open source projects), you'll want to be using the Mingw gcc and NOT the Msys gcc.  ConEmu is a great terminal program to use in conjunction with Msys2

 I also recommend opinionated Emacs distros.  I used to use Prelude but I've been using Spacemacs (in Emacs mode) for quite a while, now.  I like Spacemacs because your loaded packages are explicitly in your .spacemacs file and it's easy to reconstruct which packages you have loaded from that.

-- Bill

On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 12:25 PM Fabrice Popineau <address@hidden> wrote:
2016-08-23 10:24 GMT+02:00 Eric S Fraga <address@hidden>:
On Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016 at 01:34, Grant Rettke wrote:
> I found Cygwin to make things more difficult for Emacs so I installed
> the plain old Windows Emacs and did the following:
> https://github.com/grettke/help/blob/master/help.md#windows

Thanks.  I'll check this out.

If I ever have to use a Windows system at all, I want bash & emacs and
cygwin makes it very easy (for me).
I always found Cygwin to be a PIA when working under  Windows.
I vastly prefer to use msys2+mingw64. Emacs 25 compiles out of the box
as a native w64 app and you get bash + all the tools you may want.
My $0.02


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